Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Vintage Cars & Classics in India > Pre-War


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 15th April 2017, 09:07   #61
BHPian
 
samaspire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Manipal / Udupi
Posts: 878
Thanked: 2,102 Times
Default Re: Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton

Quote:
Originally Posted by KartikeyaL View Post
I will soon get some better pictures done and share here.
Fantastic restoration Sir - your attention to detail is something else. This classic deserves a professional photo shoot so that we all can admire the finer details.

- Sam
samaspire is online now   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 15th April 2017, 14:25   #62
Senior - BHPian
 
KartikeyaL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Jaipur
Posts: 1,134
Thanked: 3,938 Times
Default Re: Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton

Quote:
Originally Posted by msabbasi View Post
This final look of the car just took my breath away. Only reading the previous pages does one truly appreciate the pain and meticulous attention to detail you have put into this project.
Sir, thank you for your kind words which further motivates me to do better.

Quote:
Originally Posted by shyml View Post
Outstanding effort and results. Can you pl explain how the pin striping was applied. Is it free hand painted or what
Amer Ahmad
Thank you Amer sb., Pin-striping was done the old conventional way with free hand , the karigaar has a very steady hand and uses a fine kalam (brush).

Quote:
Originally Posted by samaspire View Post
Fantastic restoration Sir - your attention to detail is something else. This classic deserves a professional photo shoot so that we all can admire the finer details.

- Sam
Thank you , I will get some pictures done soon, hopefully tomorrow, being Sunday .
KartikeyaL is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 17th April 2017, 14:55   #63
Senior - BHPian
 
KartikeyaL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Jaipur
Posts: 1,134
Thanked: 3,938 Times
Default Re: Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton

Yesterday we went for a 40 km run in the Model A, here are some pictures

Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton-dsc07541.jpg

Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton-dsc07542.jpg

Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton-dsc07546.jpg

Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton-dsc07550.jpg

Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton-dsc07552.jpg

Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton-dsc07577.jpg

we also met a group of Harley riders

Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton-dsc07576.jpg

The Tricolour flying high

Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton-dsc07581.jpg

Here is my scale model perched on the " A"

Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton-dsc07590.jpg

a shot of the scale model

Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton-dsc07592.jpg


Last edited by KartikeyaL : 17th April 2017 at 15:00.
KartikeyaL is offline   (11) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2017, 15:32   #64
BHPian
 
mbz180's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Kolkata
Posts: 817
Thanked: 499 Times
Default Re: Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton

Kartik, many congratulations on this wonderful restoration! The car really looks great and hats-off to your commitment of sourcing so many parts from abroad.

Having had the pleasure to see and ride in Harit's Model A, I'm sure you'll have loads of fun driving her.

Again, great work and wish you very happy motoring in the Model A!
mbz180 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th April 2017, 16:29   #65
Team-BHP Support
 
karlosdeville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 9,552
Thanked: 7,620 Times
Default Re: Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton

Congrats on finishing another project. The car really looks smart, and totally authentic - glad to see restraint in the overall appearance.

Quote:
Originally Posted by KartikeyaL View Post
Yesterday we went for a 40 km run in the Model A, here are some pictures
Bombay - Jaipur next run? You must come
karlosdeville is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 20th April 2017, 13:18   #66
BHPian
 
vintagepoint5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Jeddah/Hyd
Posts: 411
Thanked: 37 Times
Default Re: Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton

Hi Kartik,

Congratulations for superb restoration, wish you many happy motoring days.
The car looks original and fascinating, please post some pics of engine and dash, interiors if possible. Very interesting restoration and my most watched threads your restoration and other interesting threads from Karl and KPS. Hats off to all of you. Can you tell us which fuel pump you used manual or electronic fuel pump and how it is performing.

All the best, cheers!

Last edited by vintagepoint5 : 20th April 2017 at 13:22.
vintagepoint5 is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 20th April 2017, 15:35   #67
Senior - BHPian
 
KartikeyaL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Jaipur
Posts: 1,134
Thanked: 3,938 Times
Default Re: Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton

Quote:
Originally Posted by mbz180 View Post
The car really looks great and hats-off to your commitment of sourcing so many parts from abroad.
thank you ,its amazing that there are so many parts that go on a car, once done one wonders, where are the parts ? even more wonderful is that these parts are readily available.

Quote:
Originally Posted by karlosdeville View Post
Congrats on finishing another project. The car really looks smart, and totally authentic - glad to see restraint in the overall appearance.
Thank you, with so many accessories available, its hard to show restraint, but I personally like it this way.

Quote:
Originally Posted by vintagepoint5 View Post
Very interesting restoration and my most watched threads your restoration and other interesting threads from Karl and KPS. Hats off to all of you.
thanks for your kind words, I think its great to have these restoration threads, I have personally benefited by going through so many restoration stories on our great forum.

Quote:
Originally Posted by vintagepoint5 View Post
Can you tell us which fuel pump you used manual or electronic fuel pump and how it is performing.
No fuel pump, this is a scuttle tank car, so the gravity does the work !

I will upload some detailed pictures of the dash and engine bay etc soon.

Last edited by KartikeyaL : 20th April 2017 at 15:37.
KartikeyaL is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 21st April 2017, 10:29   #68
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: planet earth
Posts: 791
Thanked: 878 Times
Default Re: Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton

Hi Kartik,

The end result of your labour can be summed up in just one word.

Stunning.

Congratulations and many happy hours trundling along in a car that would shame even a jeep, in its ability to go over almost any type of terrain.

You have shown that Jaipur restoration standards are second to none.
Bulldogji is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 21st April 2017, 17:29   #69
Senior - BHPian
 
KartikeyaL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Jaipur
Posts: 1,134
Thanked: 3,938 Times
Default Re: Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bulldogji View Post
Hi Kartik,

The end result of your labour can be summed up in just one word.

Stunning.

Congratulations and many happy hours trundling along in a car that would shame even a jeep, in its ability to go over almost any type of terrain.

You have shown that Jaipur restoration standards are second to none.
Thank you so much Sir, I am elated to hear from you and your kind words are great motivation for me and the guys at the workshop.

regards
Kartik
KartikeyaL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st April 2017, 19:15   #70
BHPian
 
msabbasi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Islamabad
Posts: 56
Thanked: 201 Times
Default Re: Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton

Though the workmanship is outstanding and the paint is gleaming, I note some oil leakage under the car. At least I think it is engine oil or maybe water. In both cases please keep an eye on the fluid levels. As you know loss of water or oil will lead to a seized engine.
msabbasi is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 22nd April 2017, 08:00   #71
KPS
Distinguished - BHPian
 
KPS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,965
Thanked: 4,292 Times
Default Re: Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton

Congrats again Kartik. I have always appreciated your commitment to your restorations and efforts to keep things stock, as far as possible!

If I may take the liberty, the only thing missing is a radiator mascot!

The Quail was a official radiator mascot, as shown by the Model A Ford Club of America
Name:  Quail Stant RB.jpg
Views: 475
Size:  22.4 KB

Other options are the Grey Hound and Moto-Meter
Source

The nice thing about Ford A's is that you can source parts easily

Wishing you many miles

Cheers

KPS
KPS is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 22nd April 2017, 12:41   #72
Senior - BHPian
 
KartikeyaL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Jaipur
Posts: 1,134
Thanked: 3,938 Times
Default Re: Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton

Quote:
Originally Posted by msabbasi View Post
Though the workmanship is outstanding and the paint is gleaming, I note some oil leakage under the car. At least I think it is engine oil or maybe water. In both cases please keep an eye on the fluid levels. As you know loss of water or oil will lead to a seized engine.
The puddle you see below the car is water dropping off the water body and I will get it rectified, I have been told to expect a drop or two of oil leakage, but you are right, will keep an eye on fluid levels.

Quote:
Originally Posted by KPS View Post
Congrats again Kartik. I have always appreciated your commitment to your restorations and efforts to keep things stock, as far as possible!

If I may take the liberty, the only thing missing is a radiator mascot!

The Quail was a official radiator mascot, as shown by the Model A Ford Club of America
KPS
KPS,
I like the Quail more than the motometer , the things which are missing apart from the Quail is the ahooga Horn which fits near the headlamp

Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton-maxresdefault.jpg

the wind wing glasses, though I have the wind wing clamp sets, I am in two minds whether to put the wind wing glasses or not, at the risk of over doing the accessories part,

Name:  04bfe9c65e058516ed4922acc24dbb48.jpg
Views: 414
Size:  69.3 KB

another thing I might go in for the running board step plates.

Name:  Sharp1929ModelAFordPhaeton.jpg
Views: 418
Size:  95.5 KB

and a period luggage piece for the back of the car
Name:  7703185500_d5d8e69472.jpg
Views: 408
Size:  157.9 KB

but I am confused because I do not want to over do it and take the simplicity away from the car.

Last edited by KartikeyaL : 22nd April 2017 at 12:45.
KartikeyaL is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd April 2017, 08:45   #73
BHPian
 
msabbasi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Islamabad
Posts: 56
Thanked: 201 Times
Default Re: Restoration: 1930 Ford Model A Phaeton

Quote:
Originally Posted by KartikeyaL View Post
The puddle you see below the car is water dropping off the water body and I will get it rectified, I have been told to expect a drop or two of oil leakage, but you are right, will keep an eye on fluid levels.


but I am confused because I do not want to over do it and take the simplicity away from the car.
@KartikeyaL, Glad to know it is just water. If you allow me, I'll relate a short story. My Jaguar had a problem with its radiator in that it used to spring leaks from random places. Anyhow, I had repaired the latest leak, filled the car with water and parked it. After a few days I took it out on its weekly run (to exercise the car). I did not check the water assuming that it was OK since I filled it a few days earlier. Actually, the radiator had leaked yet again unknown to me. As I set off, about two Km later I noticed that the water temp needle was at 90C. I stopped and waited for the car to cool, added water and got back home. The aftermath of that incident is that now the car has begun to smoke. Moral of the story - Check all fluids before setting off.

Note: Since then the radiator core has been replaced and the problem has been fixed. But the smoke issue remains.

Last edited by .anshuman : 23rd April 2017 at 09:46. Reason: Typo fixed, Thanks.
msabbasi is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Morris Minor 1930 OHC Tourer (Winner of the Best Restored Vintage car award) KartikeyaL Pre-War 52 28th December 2016 12:39
Restoration of a 1930 Chevrolet Phaeton Ravi Kapur Pre-War 6 28th August 2016 21:03
Restoring a 1930 Ford Model A SILVERWOOD Pre-War 41 16th January 2016 00:00
1930+/- Buick 7 passenger Restoration - Calcutta john a milne Pre-War 59 7th August 2012 08:05
Wanted Morris Tourer 1930 abhishek_bmw Pre-War 22 27th July 2009 22:22


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 07:04.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks